Islington firefighters honoured with Freedom of the Borough


Firefighters and officers based at Islington and Holloway fire stations are to be awarded with the Freedom of the Borough by Islington Council.

The Freedom of the Borough is the highest honour a council can bestow on an individual of group and is only granted to those who the local authority deem to have “rendered eminent serviced to that place or area”.

Paul Hobbs, Borough Commander for Islington, said: “I am truly honoured and so proud that we as a team have been chosen to receive the highest award a borough can present.

“This award is in recognition of all the work we all do in the borough every day, from operational incidents large or small, to preventative community safety work including home fire safety visits.”